How about a hand for helping hands?
At 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12, the Santa Fe Community Foundation honors five outstanding organizations at its 2010 Piñon Awards ceremony at the Lensic Performing Arts Center.
This year’s awards, which are bestowed to area nonprofit programs and organizations, speak to the notion that children truly are our future and that the community bears a bulk of the responsibility to ensure it’s a bright one.
Recipients of the 2010 Piñon Awards are: ArtWorks, a division of the City of Santa Fe Arts Commission that fosters hands-on arts education in public schools and provides art-instruction tools to teachers; the Pueblo of Tesuque Agricultural Resources Program, which enhances the pueblo’s food security, promotes sustainability and crop diversity, and increases economic opportunity; Santa Fe Youth Symphony’s Mozart y Mariachi Program, which provides group violin instruction and program-scholarship opportunities at five public schools; Rocky Mountain Youth Corps, which engages young people in environmental-restoration projects and community service; and El Centro Family Health, which provides affordable health care to residents of rural pats of Northern New Mexico. There is no charge to attend the awards ceremony, but it is necessary to RSVP by calling 988-9715, Ext. 3. The Lensic is at 211 W. San Francisco St., 988-1234.
Fifth-graders singing their own opera at Turquoise Trail Elementary School